Maggie Coblentz

Space Exploration Initiative
  • Research Specialist

Maggie Coblentz is an industrial designer and researcher whose work explores the future of human life and culture in space. She pursues this at the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative where she leads research on space food. She’s interested in building designed objects, systems and experiences that will allow humans to not just survive, but thrive in space. In her practice, Maggie makes speculative designs and gastronomic experiences that anticipate future global demands and promote unforeseen artifacts and foodways. 

Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, Maggie received a masters degree in industrial design from RISD and has a background in fashion design. 

Maggie Coblentz is an industrial designer and researcher whose work explores the future of human life and culture in space. She pursues this at the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative where she leads research on space food. She’s interested in building designed objects, systems and experiences that will allow humans to not just survive, but thrive in space. In her practice, Maggie makes speculative designs and gastronomic experiences that anticipate future global demands and promote unforeseen artifacts and foodways. 

Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, Maggie received a masters degree in industrial design from RISD and has a background in fashion design.